U.S. Court Grants Warrant to Seize Plane and yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On August 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it received court authorization to seize an Airbus A319-100 (the Airbus) owned and controlled by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch, pursuant to a seizure warrant from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  The warrant found that the airplane is subject to seizure and forfeiture based on probable cause of violation of U.S. anti-money laundering laws.[1]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, United States Obtains Warrant for Seizure of Airplane of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch Andrei Skoch, Worth Over $90 Million, Press Rel. No. 22-851 https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-obtains-warrant-seizure-air...